Where to go in Garden Route
List of regions
Plettenberg Bay, or Plett as it's known locally, is one of the Garden Route's major draws. It's a top-class destination for nature and adventure lovers and the surrounding countryside offers amazing wilderness experiences
Tsitsikamma National Park is a region of majestic natural beauty. The forest and coastal reserve is known for its indigenous ‘giant' forests, river gorges and dramatic sections of coastline along the Garden Route.
Famous for its annual oyster festival, Knysna has twice been voted South Africa's favourite small town. Knysna Elephant Park is a popular place to interact with these relocated giants and Featherbed Nature Reserve is rich with local flora and fauna.
Mossel Bay has some of the best land-based whale watching in the world. Regular marine visitors include the Southern Right, Humpback and Killer Whales, as well as great white sharks, which hunt for prey at nearby Seal Island.
The Garden Route town of Wilderness is set between the Kaalmans River and the Goukama Nature Reserve, bordered by the Outeniqua Mountains. Wilderness is renowned for its tranquil beaches and also the many rivers, lakes and lagoons that surround the town, which prove popular with water sports enthus…